June 19, 2012/ / ARTICLES/ Comments: 94


If you frequent any skate park at all from time to time, you have probably seen a shitload of kids (and sometimes even adults, as much as it pains me to say) spend all day trying to get their 360 flips to have the infamous “Yo flip” effect to it. But what is a Yo flip you ask?

A Yo flip is a 360 flip with an exaggerated front foot catch. This is usually done by catching the board with your front foot while stretching your back foot out as far back as it can go. Apparently, “the more you get the back foot out, the more buttery it is, dawg.”

I’ve seen skaters go as far as landing the trick with their front foot and riding away for a full one or two seconds before putting their dangling back foot on. Yo flips rarely, if ever, look good, as opposed to a naturally caught 360 flip (For example, please see Kalis footage). They look contrived and unnecessary, and if anything they should be banned from skateboarding. But despite this, the fad continues to thrive in skateboarding today for some odd reason….

1. Felipe Gustavo – One word: Atrocious.

2. Furby – Oh yeah, that looks totally natural.

3. Dylan Rieder – Just look at Dylan in all his handsome glory and wash the pain away.

4. Theotis Beasley – Theo has been called “the nicest kid in skating” by many.
Still, that doesn’t excuse him from this abomination of a Yo flip.

5. Cody Mcentire – So steezed out bro…

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  1. PC

    July 26, 2012 12:17 pm

    Thanks for putting a name on this horrible way of acting while performing one of the best feeling and looking tricks out there ( freedom of speech right here )…the name itself is pretty silly and useless: the yo-flip…hahaha: fits perfect !

    Jason lee, jovantae turner, kalis and many many others, the world has already the perfect example of how it should look like and everything seemed fine for everyone until nowadays.

    It is strange ( and sad ) to notice that the dudes shown here yo-flippin’ are all perfectly able of expressing themselves with a high level of awesomeness and style ( i-e: furby’s or mc entire’s bs flips )

  2. poserswa666

    July 26, 2012 12:29 pm

    Who ever wrote this must of had a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig glass of haterade before he wwoke up lol..
    furby and rieder kill it.

    Some one needs to get off the pee-pee

  3. Roger

    July 28, 2012 10:18 pm

    Brian Anderson has the best style when it comes to tre flips. Catch em high and stomp em hard. None of that tippy toe bullshit.

  4. bdogg

    August 15, 2012 6:50 am

    i feel sick

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